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Serving the infrastructure sector

BRE’s expert consultancy, research and testing services support the successful delivery of transport, energy, communications, waste and other infrastructure and civil engineering projects.

With extensive experience in this field, we have developed practical tools, training courses, testing services and guidance to help you ensure the sustainability, resilience, efficiency, safety and security of your infrastructure projects, and to help pursue innovative and better ways of working. The services we offer include:

BIM training
Practical training for design teams and contractors on implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) to deliver successful infrastructure projects and meet PAS1192 requirements.

Structures testing
Testing individual materials and products, building systems, engineering structures and whole buildings, using established methods, bespoke research tests and simulations.

Sustainable materials services
A range of standards, methodologies, products and services to help with life cycle assessment (LCA) and the environmental certification of construction materials.

Responsible sourcing guidance
Using the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products Standard (BES 6001) to help manage a product from its component material mining or harvesting, to manufacture and processing.

Construction waste reduction
Using our SmartWaste tool to monitor and reduce construction waste on site, and help in the development of site waste management plans.

Productivity improvement
Helping site teams to improve productivity by examining processes, identify and eliminate waste, achieve time, materials and financial savings, and implement service improvements.

Fire safety and security
Guidance on the issues and regulations around fire and security for assets and infrastructure, from fire safety design and management to fire suppression and investigation, and the security of structures and facilities.

Practical courses, qualifications and events from BRE Academy for infrastructure project teams engaged, from flood management to site sustainability, renewable energy and fire safety,

ISO audits
Third-party assessment of an organisation’s quality management system and certification to ISO 9001.

CSR consulting
Help with accurate and verifiable corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting for infrastructure projects, from smoothing the procurement process and reducing risks and delays, to developing good relations with local communities.